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TomTom may have decided not to fight Microsoft over Linux-related patents, but the Software Freedom Law Center is not giving up so easily in sticking up for Linux.
Google uses a "ton" of open-source software. An insider tells how Google balances its own priorities with the demands of the open-source movement.
Company's Open Specification Promise (OSP), designed to prevent patent problems for third parties, provides "no assurances" to GPL developers, says Software Freedom Law Center.
D300 firmware update...SmugMug privacy changes...Lightroom tutorials...Nikon price cuts for old SLRs...Olympus E-430 rumor...Golden parachute for Adobe CEO.
Xterasys has become the second company to settle its GPL infringement lawsuit with programmers of the Busybox collection of utilities.
Open-source and free-software defenders allege that Verizon's Fios wireless-router provider is not abiding by terms of the General Public License.
If using GPL software comes to be seen as an invitation to get sued, fewer people will use GPL software.
The Software Freedom Law Center files two more suits on behalf of BusyBox developers for not making GPL-covered source code available.
Palamida is doing a great deal to make open source easier to adopt and develop.
Mark Webbink, who's dealt with open-source legal issues for years, is now on the board of the Software Freedom Law Center.